Had 4 Baird's on the flats this evening behind the chase place. That's the twenty-fourth species of shorebird for the yard and 150 overall. Never mind I only have 8 warbler species for the yard.
Also id'ed my 2nd banded great egret this year - 18L on a green wing tag - probably a youngin' from southern Lake Huron. earlier this spring-summer I had a 4-year old from The Ontario side of Lake Huron.
Planted a blue beach today - need to work on that understory veg.
2013 and beyond
It's pretty simple: the most birds seen or heard from one's yard during 2013 will be the "winner". Want in? O.k....then do it despite that.
2013 promises to be a lot less mean but still a carbon-free birding competition, even if slightly less exciting than a MEGA x EPIC hybrid.